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Jessica Hamblen, PhD


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Jessica Hamblen, PhD

National Center for PTSD
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


Dr. Jessica L. Hamblen is the Deputy Director for Education at the National Center for PTSD. She is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

She attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where she obtained her Ph.D in clinical psychology and completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Dartmouth and the National Center for PTSD.

Dr. Hamblen is a co-champion of the 2022 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for PTSD after serving as a member of the 2017 committee. Her interests are in developing, disseminating and evaluating cognitive behavioral treatments for PTSD and related conditions. She is a funded investigator who has conducted several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating these interventions. Currently she has an RCT focused on the evaluation of an online PTSD program to increase engagement and retention in PTSD treatment.

Dr. Hamblen is principal author of a cognitive behavioral treatment for postdisaster distress that has been used after major national disasters including the September 11th (2001) terrorist attacks in New York, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. She published a book on this treatment called Treatment for Postdisaster Distress: A Transdiagnostic Approach.

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Also see: VA Mental Health